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Four MIPS-based connected devices for the IoT revolution

     

MIPS CPUs power a lot of IoT devices; and thanks to the introduction of development kits such as the Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box concept, we are likely to see a whole new range of projects appearing soon. In this article, I focus on two consumer electronics products that represent the present and two dev boards that […]

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PowerVR Framework: Getting started with the PVRApi Vulkan and OpenGL ES abstraction

    

In this blog series we’re going to explain how to create cross-platform, cross-API graphics applications using the PowerVR Framework – all from one set of source code files! The series will be split into the following parts: PowerVR Framework: Getting started with the PVRApi Vulkan and OpenGL ES abstraction PowerVR Framework: Writing portable Vulkan and […]

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Imagination, Imperas and Posedge Software present Linux bring up tutorial at 53rd DAC

    

Linux has become the general purpose operating system of choice for embedded systems, and is almost always supported for high-end SoCs developed by the semiconductor vendors. Most vendors use the open source Linux distribution, then build a custom distribution representing the device tree supported for the specific SoC, and including the necessary drivers for the […]

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Presence in virtual reality and how PowerVR GPUs can help

    

When it was introduced at Google I/O 2014, the Cardboard headset was a great way to deliver a bite sized VR experience on iOS or Android mobile phones. At this year’s I/O conference, Google announced Daydream – a platform for high performance mobile VR built on top of Android N with optimizations called Android VR […]

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Reducing latency in mobile VR by using single buffered strip rendering

     

VR requires the support of many components in modern phones. This starts with the sensor for recording the motion of the head, the CPU driving the VR application (and everything else in the background), the GPU doing the work for the VR application and the calculations for creating the VR corrected image, to the display […]

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Deep learning on mobile devices at the Embedded Vision Summit 2016

     

It was clear last week at the annual Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara that the time of computer vision and deep learning on mobile had finally arrived. Interest in the area is growing noticeably – the Summit program expanded from one to two days this year, there were an impressive number of attendees, and […]

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These five MIPS-based devices from China are simply amazing

      

I asked my colleagues based in our offices in China to tell me about their favorite MIPS-based devices. From wearables to connected speakers and robots, these are five of the gadgets they recommended, presented in no particular order. CoWatch smartwatch CoWatch is the world’s first smartwatch to integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition services for the smart […]

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A new architecture for consumer IoT applications

      

If you’ve been following the wireless industry for some time (like yours truly), you might have noticed that a lot of the marketing effort behind launching a new connectivity standard is spent on the speeds and feeds – basically explaining how fast it will go. Certainly, that has a place and I think it’s a […]

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Implementing Cat-0 and Cat-1 LTE for the Ensigma Explorer radio processors

    

When selecting processor IP for connectivity or communication standards, most people compare fixed-function blocks vs. programmable (or software defined radio [SDR]) solutions in terms of three parameters: Die size Power Flexibility While the SDR-based approach provides better flexibility by virtue of its programmability, the challenge is that SDR processors have generally been known to be […]

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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip

       

UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have […]

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